Andela Taps AI In New Move To Disrupt Tech Talent Staffing

By  |  October 17, 2023

In a move to reshape the landscape of global tech recruitment, Andela, a global marketplace for technical talent birthed in Africa, has unveiled its latest innovation, the Andela Talent Cloud. Launched with the aim of enhancing the recruitment experience for both technologists and organizations, the platform utilizes artificial intelligence (AI)-driven technology and algorithms to provide match recommendations, significantly reducing the time and effort involved in remote tech hiring.

This solution, WT has learned, comes on the heels of Andela CEO Jeremy Johnson’s recent visits to Kenya and Egypt, two of the company’s prominent African markets. During his trips, Johnson emphasized Andela’s role as a strategic partner to some of Africa’s leading organizations across diverse sectors.

After going through a period of changes during which it let go of its roster as it revamped its model and evolved from nurturing and placing fresh African talents to capturing and matching top talents across the globe, the Andela network has experienced remarkable growth. Andela currently boasts 4,300 engineers across 31 countries in Africa, a leap from 705 engineers in 2020. This expansion not only highlights Andela’s global footprint but also underscores its impact on Africa’s economic landscape.

The new Andela Talent Cloud is an integrated, end-to-end platform connecting global technologists with companies seeking to enhance their capacities and skill sets. It offers IT executives complete transparency into talent profiles and skills assessment results, the company says, empowering them to make informed and secure hiring decisions.

“Market-leading organizations realize that rewriting their workforce strategies to include global, remote tech talent offers a distinct competitive advantage,” said Johnson, Andela CEO and Co-Founder. “Andela offers a seamless approach. By combining the world’s preeminent private talent marketplace with an AI-driven platform, Andela helps companies scale their teams and deliver projects faster.”

Unlike conventional hiring methods such as in-house recruitment and outsourcing, the Andela Talent Cloud provides clients with speed, flexibility, performance, and trust. The platform enables IT organizations to swiftly scale their teams with an elastic resource pool and flexible hiring options, the company says, ensuring the right talent is matched with the right role, at the right speed, and cost. “The entire hiring process can be completed in as little as 48 hours, resulting in cost efficiencies ranging from 30 percent to 50 percent,” reads a press release shared with WT.

Key features of the Andela Talent Cloud include its advanced AI capabilities powered by the Talent Decision Engine™ (TDE). This engine employs AI and data-driven matching algorithms to pair ideal talent with specific roles and skills requirements, significantly reducing bias and subjectivity in the selection process. Andela Pay, another essential component of the Talent Cloud, manages global payouts, currency exchange, and compliance in over 100 countries.

Andela’s efforts in reshaping the tech talent landscape have won over some of the world’s leading brands, including GitHub, Mastercard Foundry, ViacomCBS, and Mindshare. With its new Andela Talent Cloud, the company aims to pave the way for a future where global tech recruitment is efficient, transparent, and accessible to organizations worldwide.

“Our global client footprint requires us to deliver to anywhere from anywhere. To accomplish this, we need a balanced global talent strategy,” said Ikechi Okoronkwo, Global Executive Director, Advanced Analytics at Mindshare. “With Andela, we scale up or down easily as business needs change. They help us quickly find talent that is highly motivated, highly skilled and embodies a culture of excellence and delivery. The talent hits the ground running, which drives maximum value for our clients. Andela de-risks global hiring, so businesses can grow and be competitive.”

Featured Image Credits: Andela

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